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Mesa Trail #13

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A nice out-and-back hike with variable terrain.


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Map Key

5.8

Miles

9.4

KM

Point to Point

8,303' 2,531 m

High

6,944' 2,117 m

Low

1,651' 503 m

Up

376' 115 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

Mesa Trail #13 can be accessed from the main trailhead or Mesa Trail #13A. The section is an out-and-back with a loop at the end.

The Mesa Loop Trail is a bit faint due to low traffic, with some loose rocks and trees but the grades are fairly constant. The view from the eastern viewpoint is worth the hike.

The downhill section starts out smooth before getting quite steep and loose. Once the trail joins the arroyo, it is quite rugged and rocky. The final section leading from the arroyo to the road is smoother but punctuated with tall waterbars.

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Rob Selina

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  4.0 from 2 votes

#3

in Socorro

#11670

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  4.0 from 2 votes
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#3

in Socorro

#189

in New Mexico

#11,670

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Smooth section of the trail.
Sep 15, 2017 near Socorro, NM
Typical trail condition (faint) and scenery on the mesa loop.
Sep 15, 2017 near Socorro, NM
This is the rugged stuff
Sep 15, 2017 near Socorro, NM

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Jun 13, 2019
Kelsey Nelson
Turned around after switch backs. Saw rabbit, lizard, ants, beetles, ... 4.5mi
Jun 1, 2018
Montana Williams
Hard elevation climb, but the views make it worth it 8.4mi